A recently-passed state law aimed at expanding broadband access and affordability across Maryland could put more funding and force behind local efforts to get more Baltimoreans online. The Maryland General Assembly successfully passed House Bill 97/Senate Bill 66, the Digital Connectivity Act of 2021, in the final days of this year’s legislative session. The bill was crafted with the intent of closing the “digital divide” in Maryland, namely getting the more than 500,000 households statewide without reliable internet access connected by 2027.
New Md. broadband law, funding may be shot in the arm for city, community-level access efforts
April 23, 2021